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Rape as a Weapon of War: Yemeni Woman Threatened Into Denying Rape

Tahamah, Yemen (GPA) – Last week, a Sudanese soldier from the Janjaweed forces (which are part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen) beat up and raped a Yemeni woman. These Sudanese forces have a well-documented history of using rape as a weapon of war. As the war started in Yemen 2015 with the Saudi-led coalition’s […]

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US Drone Strikes Target House in Libya With Alleged al-Qaeda Militants

ISIS IN ACTION There were no ISIS-related developments reported this week. WESTERN RESPONSE On 24 March, the US military undertook drone strikes targeting a house near Ubari, allegedly killing two militants that belonged to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) according to a spokeswoman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Contradicting the US statement, local Libyan […]

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Former French President in Custody for Alleged Financial Ties to Qaddafi

ISIS IN ACTION On 13 March, a Libyan news outlet published an article suggesting that ISIS intends to take over the Libyan National Army (LNA) controlled Oil Crescent town of Ajdabiya. The article alleged that it had been following several members online through social media. One supposed member is said to have stated that the […]

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US Increases Libyan Airstrikes While Egypt Foils ISIS Infiltration Attempt

ISIS IN ACTION On 11 March, the Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesperson announced that the LNA’s Sirte Operations Room had killed three ISIS leaders fleeing Derna. The spokesperson added that ISIS elements were reported to be moving in the areas south of Sirte, Bani Walid, and Sidra. On 8 March, a suicide vehicle-borne improved explosive […]

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American Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Join ISIS in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 February, US law enforcement officials stated that twenty-year-old Bernard Raymond Augustine from Keyes in the US, accused of trying to enter Libya to join ISIS, had been arrested. Augustine had been returned to the US from Tunisia after being first arrested in Tunisia in 2016. Augustine is said to have […]

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How Liars in US ‘News’-Media Build on Prior Lies in US ‘News’

New York (SCF) – The means by which the vast majority of Americans are deceived to believe fake ‘news’ that’s based on fake ‘history’, will be described here, so as to enable America to be understood correctly, as a fake ‘democracy’, the perpetual-war-for-perpetual-peace nation that the entire world considers to be by far the most dangerous nation, the biggest […]

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British MPs Ask to Visit Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian Prison

London (MEMO) – A cross-party group of senior British MPs has petitioned the Egyptian government to allow access to the jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, amid reports that his health has seriously deteriorated, says The Guardian. Morsi is being held in isolation in Tora prison and his family has been allowed to visit him only twice since he was […]

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ISIS Launches Car Bomb Attack on Libyan National Army Checkpoint

ISIS IN ACTION On 21 February, at 9:15 in the morning, an ISIS Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) drove into the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 127 infantry battalion at a checkpoint near Waddan in the Jufra district. The attack destroyed two vehicles and killing three LNA fighters, wounding two more. ISIS’s official news agency Amaq […]

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US sanctions Libya Oil Smugglers

Washington (MEE) – The United States has issued a new round of sanctions targeting Libya oil smugglers, aimed at blocking exploitation of natural resources that is driving instability, the US Treasury Department said on Monday. In a statement, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it was sanctioning six people, 24 companies and seven vessels in […]

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Tunisia FM Concerned ISIS will Grow in Libya Following Defeat in Syria, Iraq

ISIS IN ACTION On 18 February, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui is reported to have stated in an address at the Munich Security Conference in Germany that ISIS will attempt to return to Libya following its defeat in Iraq and Syria. In his speech Jhniaoui called for the need for cooperative international counter-terrorism efforts, arguing […]

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